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74 Comments | Report
Flosno
 
Flosno November 07, 2013
Love your presentation and capture of different textures and angles....well done
KarenCamilleri
 
KarenCamilleri November 08, 2013
Nicely done !
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 10, 2013
well done !! love the framing, light and detail .. a superb composition !!
Avisagie
 
Avisagie November 11, 2013
Leading lines, picture in equilibrium , well balanced. The fact that the cobble stones and road being wet adds to the dynamics of the photo. Overall, great capture!

Andre
Timbo
 
Timbo November 14, 2013
Love the overall feel of this shot... Great lines, well composed and good in B/W...Awarded
nilloc223
 
nilloc223 November 17, 2013
Great capture! The contrast and composition is great.
Rex-Pix
 
Rex-Pix November 20, 2013
Great internal framing. Lead-in lines. B&W well-done love the left-sided building curves. Almost palpable cobble-stone texture.
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale January 25, 2014
Great framing, I like the black and white. The texture is wonderful.
michyoung
 
michyoung January 25, 2014
Everything about this shot is perfect.
melsteinberg
 
melsteinberg January 30, 2014
Wow!!!!
Flosno
 
Flosno January 31, 2014
Love it....voted
Flosno
 
Flosno March 17, 2014
Congratulations on this award.....well deserved
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 March 17, 2014
Great capture! Congratulations on being a finalist!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 17, 2014
congrats. Love the dof and the composition. Incredibly beautiful
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 17, 2014
perfection, congrats
Thimbee
 
Thimbee March 17, 2014
like the curved road, archway, B&W. Congrats
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 24, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award
diporzio
 
diporzio April 03, 2014
well deserved recongnition. Congrats
michyoung
 
michyoung April 03, 2014
Congrats! Well deserved.
Pixelbug PRO+
 
Pixelbug April 03, 2014
Congrats, great job!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac April 03, 2014
A superb B&W esposure...Congratulations!
argento73
 
argento73 April 03, 2014
Congrats! Great capture
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix April 03, 2014
Congrats. Nice shot :)
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 April 03, 2014
Wonderful composition. Congrats!!
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 April 03, 2014
congrats on the win! great capture! love it!
Jacc
 
Jacc April 03, 2014
great shot
gervlove
 
gervlove April 03, 2014
Good for you , with a shot as fantastic as this you deserve it. I love you work.
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea April 03, 2014
Such a well deserved win Nicken...absolutely fantastic work! Congratulations! :)))
GWC43
 
GWC43 April 03, 2014
Congratulations!
tissa7
 
tissa7 April 03, 2014
well deserved. Lovely image!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 April 03, 2014
congrats, this was my favorite
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 April 03, 2014
Congratulations!!! Great work. Sandy
JoeyJ PRO+
 
JoeyJ April 03, 2014
Gorgeous, congrats and deserving! Great photo!
Heyjude
 
Heyjude April 03, 2014
Well done! Congrats!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco April 03, 2014
Congrats!
LuisCHernandez
 
LuisCHernandez April 03, 2014
Buen trabajo maestro
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 03, 2014
Great mono shot. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Kraay
 
Kraay April 03, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations.
shivrekha
 
shivrekha April 03, 2014
congrats!!
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi April 03, 2014
congrats, great shot ;)
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD April 04, 2014
Congratulations - well deserved.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 04, 2014
Congrats on your win.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 04, 2014
Excellent work!!! Congratulations on your win.:)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 04, 2014
Love this Nic! Congrats on being a finalist!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 04, 2014
Actually - on your win!
Flosno
 
Flosno April 04, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS......excellent win NIC
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK April 05, 2014
This shot really demonstrates the feel of Munich. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit April 05, 2014
Congratulations on your win! Well done!
lynda14
 
lynda14 April 07, 2014
Beautiful, love the framing!
Fred4Photos
 
Fred4Photos April 08, 2014
Very familiar sight. have one just like this.
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 April 09, 2014
well done
abrafloris
 
abrafloris April 10, 2014
great shot! voted
Chrism
 
Chrism April 18, 2014
Oh my! Excellent image and congratulations on the win! I'm so pleased for you :)
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin April 20, 2014
...top shot Nic, well deserving of the win...congrats :-)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 29, 2014
excellent!
Flosno
 
Flosno October 10, 2014
Nice entry...voted
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 24, 2014
congratulations on your latest award Nic .. a great composition !!!
sebastianmuglia PRO
 
sebastianmuglia October 25, 2014
yes one "different" Well done!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 04, 2014
LOVE this! the framing of the archway adds so much to this shot, well done!
tootsnellie
 
tootsnellie January 09, 2015
love it!
tootsnellie
 
tootsnellie January 09, 2015
love it!
PatricaK
 
PatricaK February 04, 2015
Love the detail , shadows and light.
Throttlespeed
 
Throttlespeed February 12, 2015
Just Amazing!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 17, 2015
congratulations on another finalist award Nic well done !!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith October 07, 2015
Gorgeous! Congratulations on you well deserved win in the Silhouette Portraits Photo Challenge!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 25, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
knightog
 
knightog November 05, 2015
Lovely shot! I envy you.
ivanyohan
 
ivanyohan January 15, 2016
great composition! please consider to join this challenge below:
viewbug.com/challenge/black-andwhite-street-photography-photo-challenge-by-ivanyohan
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 11, 2016
Wonderful capture! Thank you for joining my Street People in Black and White! Good Luck!
lesliehoerwinkle
 
lesliehoerwinkle October 10, 2016
Like it.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 23, 2017
Congratulations on your great Challenge Win!
Youvna
 
Youvna July 17, 2017
Brilliant!
MyTakeOnTech
 
MyTakeOnTech August 05, 2017
this is so strange.. we were in munich three weeks ago and took a picture in this tunnel. Mine was back farther but it was a cool view from inside there.
haroch
 
haroch Jun 03
This is an amazing shot! I’d love to go there. :)

Behind The Lens

Location
While walking the streets of Munich, Germany with a mass of other likeminded bus trip people.
Time
This shot was taken around lunch time. We had just witnessed the Glockenspiel chime and were heading for the Hofrauhaus. We were on a bus trip through Europe - seeing so many amazing places. But Munich was one of my favourites. The people are so welcoming. The city is abuzz with tourists and workers alike.
Lighting
My lighting issue was in fact keeping the shadow. I wanted the woman to stay a silhouette. I feel this is the essence of the scene. The mystery. The anonymity. So no flash. I chose ISO 400 to draw in a bit more light
Equipment
My trusty Canon 600D EOS Digital SLR in company with my Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L series lens.
Inspiration
We had just left the Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Marienplatz, in the heart of Munich. Every day at 11 a.m it chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the amusement of mass crowds of tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. We were heading for the famous Hofbräuhaus, one of Munichs oldest breweries. I glanced up this tunnel along one of the cobblestoned streets and saw this image. I was mesmerised. What was in the ladies bags? Was she taking home lunch or dinner?.Was there a romantic rendezvous?
Editing
I am a believer of not doing too much editing. I prefer to see the image as the eye sees it. But, this time I did crop and changed the image from colour to black and white. This was to allow the eye to concentrate on the textures of the cobblestone, the silhouette of the woman and the beauty of the curved road behind her.
In my camera bag
I always have either my Canon 600d EOS SLR or my Canon 5D Mk II SLR. The lens, well that is complicated. Depending on what I plan to shoot - inevitably I say "I wish I had my ....lens". So I have learnt - if practical - I will also pack two lenses. One for landscape, one for closer work. Then, I always have two batteries and two Memory cards - I always prefer to err on the side of caution. The relevant lens hood and lens cleaning cloth are always packed.
Feedback
I had not really dappled in street photography. But there were so many people and places we came across while walking through the towns and cities of Europe I couldn't resist taking photos of these people and places. I can only say, always keep your eye out for THAT image. The one that excites you, draws you in, makes you wonder, makes you say "wow". Don't be afraid to experiment with the camera settings.

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